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This is book number 1 in the Kingkiller Chronicles series.
Good fantasy is tough to pull off, because it often feels like
everything has been done before, but Patrick Rothfuss has managed to do
just that with this innovative and highly entertaining series that makes
the genre feel fresh again. Sure, he has taken elements from Harry
Potter and Lord of the Rings, but he spins them into a fresh, inventive,
and propulsive fantasy set in a wholly unique world that is
delightfully free of orcs, elves, or other familiar archetypes.
Rothfuss’ strength lies in his world-building, but thankfully he never
allows himself to get bogged down with the details. Instead, he just
weaves them into the story, and allows the little tidbits about the
characters and the world they inhabit to unfold naturally. If you
love fantasy, then you owe it to yourself to check out The Kingkiller
My name is Kvothe.
I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep.
You may have heard of me.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
It is a rare and great pleasure to find a fantasist writing with true music in the words . Wherever Pat Rothfuss goes he ll carry us with him as a good singer carries us through a song. Ursula K. Le Guin, bestselling author and winner of the National Book Award